Tree Pruning In Surrey

Pruning Trees In Surrey, Hampshire & The South East

Tree pruning in Surrey by Guildford Tree Surgeons

Tree pruning is a targeted, low-impact procedure that can help to remove localised diseases, deadwood and potentially hazardous branches. This process can also be used to improve the cosmetic look of your tree/s by opening up additional space and sightlines as well as helping to shape the overall density.

Rather than simply hacking off unwanted branches, tree limbs are pruned in such a way as to promote healthy regrowth without causing unnecessary damage to the tree itself. By taking into account the tree’s size, location and shape, our expert arboriculturists will ensure that your trees are given the best possible chance to recover and flourish.

Formative Pruning

Formative pruning is a type of tree surgery that is specifically targeted at growing or fledgling trees. Rather than tending to a much larger tree many years down the line, formative pruning allows you to begin influencing the shape and structure of a tree from early on in its life.

This process can help you to avoid large-scale (and costly) repairs in the future, as well as ensure that your tree has the best chance of remaining disease-free whilst growing comfortably in a suitably sized space.

Crown Thinning

Crown thinning is a common tree surgery process that involves the careful removal of smaller branches in order to promote healthily, evenly spread foliage across the crown. It’s essential that a trained professional carries out this task due to the dangers involved in working around the crown whilst making sure that enough is left to keep the tree’s natural appearance.

There are a number of reasons why this proves to be a suitable solution. Crown thinning can help to overcome a loss of light to the plants beneath the tree as well as keep its growth under control in a restricted space.

It can also help to keep the space safe by removing fragile limbs and branches which would otherwise be left to rot and fall on their own accord.

Crown Reduction & Re-Shaping

Crown reduction and reshaping involve the removal of parts of the crown in order to address issues where the tree has become unbalanced or misshaped. It’s recommended that no more than 30% of the crown be removed in order to avoid leaving a sparse, poorly filled space within the tree.

This technique leaves the tree looking completely natural whilst restricting the size of the crown to fit in with its natural space, and is a great way to avoid the costlier option of relocating a tree to a more suitable area.

Deadwood Removal

Removing deadwood from trees can go a long way to preserving their lives whilst helping to avoid diseases, light blockage and a build-up of unnecessary weight.

Deadwood within trees can be beneficial due to the nutrients that they provide; however, it’s far more critical for trees and the surrounding plants to have access to rainwater, sunlight and space.

Our deadwood removal service also covers the removal of all garden and green waste from both commercial and residential sites in order to help keep your space in tip-top condition whilst avoiding diseases from rodents and other unwanted pests.

Crown Lifting

Crown lifting is an ideal solution for those looking to create more space and better airflow around the lower reaches of their tree/s.

By removing the lowest branches up to a pre-agreed height, the crown of the tree is effectively raised, which can solve a number of issues, including light access, sight lines, and even making it easier to mow around the area.

It’s recommended that the crown is not lifted beyond 1/3 of the tree’s overall height in order to reduce stress and increase its natural shape.

Guildford Tree Surgeons most commonly provide crown lifting, crown reductions and tree pruning in Guildford and its surrounding towns and villages, including Woking, Godalming, Milford, Bramley, Shamley Green, Chilworth, Albury, Shere, West Clandon, Send, Sutton Green, Mayford, Jacobs Wells, Worplesdon, Fairlands, Normandy, Wanborough, Seale, Farnham, and Compton to name just a few.

But we’re also able and willing to provide our tree pruning services throughout Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, London or in any location across the southeast.

For more information on the areas we cover, and the services we provide, or to arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation, get in touch with a member of the team today by calling 01483 910361 or by clicking the link below.



Trees reduced and shaped.

“I have used Guildford tree surgeons many times and have recommended them to both friends and family. On this occasion, as on previous jobs, Mark was punctual, friendly and extremely hard working. His pride in his work was evident and throughout the day constantly checked I was happy with his work. When finished, Mark tidied up and left the ground as he found them. Mark and Guildford tree surgeons were competitive with their prices and did a full days work. I would not hesitate to recommend Guildford tree surgeons.”

Customer in Ottershaw

Trimming trees and hedges, cutting down trees

“1) GTS did a pre-job visit; listened carefully and provided clear and informed advice, 2) provided a detailed estimate, 3) arrived on time and completed the work on time, 4) work done to a high standard, 5) all waste cleared away.”

Customer in Woking

Large Mature Oak tree crown reduced and removal of deadwood.

“Work was undertaken professionally and to an excellent standard and as per the quote, which was at very competitive price. Great service throughout and would definitely recommend Guildford Tree Surgeons.”

Customer in Chertsey

Willow tree crown reduction.

“Guildford Tree Surgeons came to perform at 30% crown reduction on our willow tree that was overshadowing the rear garden. What a difference the work has made. They have completed a very neat and evenly trimmed job that has illuminated the garden. I was expecting a higher price for a day’s work for two. We are completely over the moon with the results. I would thoroughly recommend Mark and Guildford Tree Surgeons to anyone wanting a no hassle, friendly professional to carry out this type of difficult task. The team arrived promptly at 08:00 and were very friendly. Many thanks…”

Customer in Weybridge

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